LibriVox recording of A Master Hand, by Richard Dallas.
Read by Delmar H. Dolbier.
This murder mystery, written in 1903 by Richard Dallas (pseudonym), describes a fictional crime that took place in the New York City of 1883. A fine period piece as well as a clever detective story. (Introduction by Delmar H. Dolbier)
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September 20, 2011 Subject:
Enjoyed this story
A man is murdered, and a man considered a ne'er do well is accused of the murder. The prosecutor in the case is familiar with both men and does not believe that the accused is guilty. Rather than prosecute a man he believes is innocent, he recuses himself and goes to work for the defense. His plan of action is simple: dig into the past of the victim and find out who else had a motive.
A wee bit predictable, but still a very good story. Reading was good.